Social Media Encourages Us to Be 'Alone Together'

“Some experts believe that Facebook, endless texting and other activities that keep kids “connected” actually add to a major disconnect that is hard on those who have depression”
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“…The very magic of the new machines, the efficiency and elegance with which they serve us, obscures what isn’t being served: everything that matters.”

“What Facebook has revealed about human nature — and this is not a minor revelation — is that a connection is not the same thing as a bond, and that instant and total connection is no salvation, no ticket to a happier, better world or a more liberated version of humanity.

… Facebook denies us a pleasure whose profundity we had underestimated: the chance to forget about ourselves for a while, the chance to disconnect.” [src]

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